Wooden Desktop Relief Maps
These are our most popular relief maps and make particularly nice gifts. We hand select our wood and then orientate it so that the grain has a contour line effect. They come mounted on slab of Lakeland slate with the name of the area/peak engraved onto it.
We are currently developing a new range of stock desktop relief maps in a standard size of 30cm x 23cm. These are priced at £225 to £275.
We hope to shortly have an online shop with photos and videos of the complete range. Here is a list of the areas to be offered as part of this stock range.
In stock ready to ship;
Buttermere £250 Mt Blanc £275
Helvellyn £250 Matterhorn £275
Wasdale £250 Eiger – Jungfrau £275
Yorkshire 3 Peaks £250
Lake District: Grasmere, Coniston, Blencathra-Skiddaw
Scotland : Skye Cuillin, Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Lairig Gru (Cairngorm), Torridon, Iona, Jura, Arran
UK other : Snowdon, Brecon, Salcombe estuary, Isle of Wight
Alps : Dolomites
Islands : Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma
Other : Everest, Yosemite, Grand Canyon
Bespoke desktop relief maps
We can make you a bespoke relief map of your favourite area where you get to design it yourself. Prices start at £400. Ask for more info via the contact page or Facebook.
The Lake District Classic Relief Map
Our Lake District Classic relief map is large, high definition relief map made from vacuum formed plastic and then finished in a lustrous nickel or bronze finish.
It shows every minute detail of the area in with scale accurate precision that serves a s great planning tool or simply as a work of art.
This map is pretty big at 80cm x 90cm and covers most of the popular areas of the Lakes with a level of accuracy that will have you poring over it for hours.
This relief map costs £145 (framed) plus £15 p+p (if required) as is available to order off the shelf for immediate dispatch.
To order please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
This product is currently out of stock due to the framing profile I was using being discontinued. I am looking into alternatives and will have it available again shortly. Thanks for your patience.
Larger Bespoke Relief Maps
In addition to our two popular ranges above, we also offer larger bespoke relief maps for either wall hanging or plinth/table display. Some of these are for individuals to display in their homes but more frequently they are commissions from businesses wanting to help their customers interpret a landscape that has particular importance to them.
We offer these larger relief maps in both wood and cast materials such as metal and ceramic/stone.
Case Study – Lakes Distillery Bronze cast
We were approached by the newly developed Lakes Distillery at Bassenthwaite, Cumbria to deliver a bespoke relief map for their distillery tour. The relief map was to be of a material that could withstand the public environment of a visitor centre and the potential wear of constant touching (the reliefs are very tactile). The relief map was to show their water catchment area in the Lake District fells and to sit on a plinth in the visitor centre of the distillery.
After initial consultation we settled on a round relief of 90cm diameter to be cast in bronze resin. The key area of interest was the river Derwent catchment which starts high up near Scafell Pike and runs down through Borrowdale, into Derwentwater, then on through Bassenthwaite before passing the Lakes Distillery on its way to the sea at the Cumbrian coast.
Using our unique processes we created a digital elevation model (DEM) that showed the river Derwent system as a distinct channel in the landscape, to stand out against the mountains and lakes of the area.
This pic shows the master form with the channel of the river Derwent visible in the bottom half of the shot.
After carving a master that required over 100hrs precision machining, I cast a silicone rubber mould before casting the bronze resin relief. Finally, I engraved the logo of the distillery onto the relief in the position where the distillery is sited. The relief map around 4 months to deliver from initial conception to installation.
Here is a pic of the bronze resin cast on my workbench prior to installation at the distillery.